Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Respect the Grind: 50 Shovels snow for 100 a driveway


I usually don't steal news, but when I do, it usually comes from www.hiphopdx.com

Shout out to Slava cooperstein...as always.

I saw this one this morning.

50 Cent Shovels Driveways For $100 Apiece


50 Cent expands his business portfolio - the old-fashioned way.

50 Cent's hustle knows no end, it seems, as the multi-millionaire offered to shovel neighbors' walks for $100 apiece.

Later on, Fif revealed he was expanding his business. "This snow moving business is just to see if laws apply to every business. After the first job I got 4 more now I have 3 kid[s] I hired."

Via his Twitter, one of the few the NappyheadedBros actually follow, Ol' boy Fif said:

"I'm going out to shovel snow and see if I can make me a few extra dollars today. I'm charging more if they want to take pictures."

While I'm sure it was more an assehole publicity stunt than anything, I'm sure he kept the cash, and the important thing is...50 actually gets it. Entertainers are paid because they're entertaining, not because they're intrinsically better than everyone else.

This isnt about "shoveling the white man's snow" or being a black man-servant....this is about hustling and how it is embodied by the 400 million dollar vitamin water man. Fifty fucking cent.

He's not bougiouse, watered down or a fabricated version of some person corporate america wants him to be. He's a rich dude from southside Jamaica queens, plain and simple. On top of that, he realizes something a lot of people, including myself often forget.

You gotta hustle to make things happen, and once they do happen...you still can't stop hustlin.

Respect the grind.

-Rocka

1 comment:

♥Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder♥ said...

I read this and was like you cant do nothing but respect his grind publicity stunt or not how mny dudes is waking up early in the morning to shovel rich white folks snow they stopped doing that in 3rd grade and they was making ten bucks tops.